PM Shehbaz expresses concern over IMF conditions burdening people – The Current

IMF PM Shehbaz

The Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, has shown worry that the terms set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will result in an increased burden on the citizens.

During an appearance on the Geo News program Capital Talk, the Prime Minister attributed the stringent conditions to the previous government, alleging that they had breached their commitments to the IMF.

Consequently, the IMF is insisting that Pakistan fulfills all of the conditions regardless of the cost, according to the Prime Minister. He acknowledged that many people in Pakistan are having trouble putting food on the table, purchasing medication, and paying for their children’s education.

The Prime Minister claimed that former Prime Minister Imran Khan almost defaulted on Pakistan and damaged the country’s relations with numerous friendly countries. However, he stated that his government had provided relief to underprivileged individuals through the Benazir Income Support Program.


He further stated that inflation was caused by the increased cost of imported goods as commodity prices rose due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In Pakistan, inflation is expected to reach its highest level in nearly 50 years.

Additionally, Pakistan is struggling to obtain funding from friendly nations, resulting in a delay in the IMF bailout. The IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, recently urged Pakistan to increase tax revenues and distribute subsidies only to those who truly require them. She emphasized that the IMF is dedicated to protecting the impoverished people of Pakistan.

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